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Austin Lighthouse Names Rachel Aldaz Vice President, Human Resources

  “A calling to serve the blind and visually impaired, in whatever capacity” AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2020  Jim Meehan, president and CEO, Austin Lighthouse for the Blind, announced that Rachel Aldaz, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been selected as Vice President, Human Resources, effective November 30. She will oversee recruitment, hiring, employee relations, safety, and… Continue Reading Austin Lighthouse Names Rachel Aldaz Vice President, Human Resources


Austin Lighthouse for the Blind Names Alonso Perales Vice President, Business Innovation

  Using technology to help serve the blind and visually impaired in this city or wherever the need. AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 9, 2020  Jim Meehan, president and CEO, Austin Lighthouse for the Blind, announced that Alonso Perales has been promoted to Vice President, Business Innovation, from his previous role as Director of Information Systems. He… Continue Reading Austin Lighthouse for the Blind Names Alonso Perales Vice President, Business Innovation


PURELL® Emergency Response Products Now Available

We’ve brought in PURELL® Brand Emergency Response products to help fulfill the needs of our federal, state and local government end users. GOJO Industries, our co-brand partner, is packaging these products in different containers than usual to help speed up production. So, the packaging may look different, but it’s still America’s #1 sanitizer inside. Additional… Continue Reading PURELL® Emergency Response Products Now Available


Jim Meehan Named One of Austin Business Journal’s Inspiring Leaders

The Austin Business Journal is shining a light on those doing noble deeds during the dark days of the pandemic. Austin Lighthouse CEO, Jim Meehan, made the list of 2020 Central Texas’ Inspiring Leaders, alongside Michael Dell, Kendra Scott and others. ABJ tells their story in their multi-part Inspiring Leaders digital series. In Part 3,… Continue Reading Jim Meehan Named One of Austin Business Journal’s Inspiring Leaders


Pamela Chesser is NIB’s 2020 National Employee of the Year

The Austin Lighthouse is proud to include Pamela Chesser as a valued member of our dynamic team. For 12 years, she has boosted the morale of her colleagues and reminded them of the value of the service they provide to our armed services. Pam earned the 2020 Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year award from National Industries for the Blind. She… Continue Reading Pamela Chesser is NIB’s 2020 National Employee of the Year